The Bass wrote:
If you think comics are pretentious nonsense, i can recommend some Reed Gunther, or other bullshit aimed at a five year old. I've been reading Shield since issue one (I actually own all the art variants), and I bought the hardcover, and I've never gotten lost once. This isn't Flashpoint or some other drek that you can scan through in five minutes. Take it, sit down, slow down, and maybe you'll appreciate it.
I don't think comics are pretentious nonsense, I think SHIELD is pretentious nonsense. I've been reading since #1 as well, and have been lost since #2. I notice you haven't actually offered any explanation, just called me stupid and acted superior. Buying variant covers doesn't make you intelligent.